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The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and its implications for Wales.

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

This is a joint consultation that will feed into the work of both the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee and the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee. The Committees have agreed to work together to consider the implications of this Bill for Wales.


Both Committees would welcome your general response to the Bill, as well as your views on:

  • the treatment of devolution;
  • the delegation of powers and their control; and
  • the scrutiny processes and the role of the devolved legislatures.


Please note that, due to the potentially wide-ranging implications of the Bill, any submissions that are of relevance to one of the Assembly’s other subject committees will be shared with those committees.


In preparing a response, you might want to consider the work that both Committees have previously published in relation to this Bill.


The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee published a declaratory statement in response to the UK Government’s White Paper on the Bill and has written to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU (PDF, 302KB) with its initial thoughts on the Bill as introduced.


The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee published a report on the UK Government’s White Paper on the Bill. It has also written to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU to seek a response to that report.


Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


Submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words, contain numbered paragraphs, and sources of evidence should be referenced and hyperlinked where possible.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Please submit your response to: Committees@Assembly.Wales. The deadline for submissions is: 10.00 Monday, 4 September 2017


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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